STICKING IT TO IRAN: PM Netanyahu opens a twitter account in Farsi to reach Iranians worldwide
In new Twitter account, PM explains that ‘the more the regime feels strong and impervious to foreign pressure, the more it increases domestic oppression’.
An Israeli official said Netanyahu aimed to persuade ordinary Iranians they stood to lose from a deal that limits, but does not eliminate, Tehran’s nuclear program because “the more the regime feels strong and impervious to foreign pressure, the more it increases domestic oppression”.
Israel, not a party to the negotiations with Iran, has tried with little effect to get the terms imposed on its arch-foe toughened up. The talks, held in Vienna, appeared close to yielding a deal ahead of a midnight deadline.
Tweets posted on Netanyahu’s new account, @IsraeliPM_Farsi, restated his argument that such a deal would “pave the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs and billions of dollars for terrorism” and that the Iranian leadership should not be engaged diplomatically while it orchestrates anti-US “hate marches” on the streets of Tehran.
Netanyahu’s office said the Farsi account will publish content similar to his English and Hebrew accounts to engage the Iranian people directly. Netanyahu has a popular following on Twitter and often tweets videos and photos with messages critical of the Iranian government and nuclear negotiations.
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